Today I saw the dragonfly Come from the wells where he did lie An inner impulse rent the veil Of his old husk; from head to tail Came out clear plates of sapphire mail He dried his wings; like gauze they grew Thro’ crofts and pastures wet with dew A living flash of light he […]
It’s so helpful to have an entomologist in the family to identify the interesting insects I come across.
The spider’s touch, how exquisitely fine! Feels at each thread, and lives along the line. – Alexander Pope
Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain and feel the wind. – Ashley Smith
“If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius” – Larry Leissner Sometimes I get really frustrated with myself, especially when I am trying to learn something. On January 6th, Jennifer Cole wrote in her blog about different types of photographers (click here to view). She discussed the idea of […]
I am a big fan of macro photography. This statement would not be a surprise to anyone who has looked at my blog, seen my Facebook page or seen more than two photos I’ve ever taken. It most certainly is not what I envisioned as my main interest when I took up photography a year ago. I […]
I find that people have strong reactions to insects. The fact that I love to take photos of insects is somewhat surprising in that, as a friend pointed out recently, I am allergic to bees so what am I thinking taking photographs of them – and close up photos at that? As I’ve mentioned in […]
This weekend we closed the cottage. Having grown up in landlocked Alberta, the world of cottaging was all new to me when I moved here 28 years ago. And sometimes, it still feels foreign. Out west, people go “to the lake” or “the cabin”. Here, the family cottage sits on a river and “the cabin” is the small, winterized building on […]